Thursday, August 12, 2010

Late Bloomer - Miniature Acrylic Painting



Late Bloomer © Barbara A. Freeman
Acrylic on Illustration Board 2 5/8" x 3 5/8"

Wow, time sure flies! I really didn't fall off the edge, I've just been painting away trying to get my miniatures finished in time for the fast approaching deadlines. Then there were computer issues and life things getting in the way. So far I have two miniatures finished, and am working on my third. This first one is varnished and ready for matting and framing. I'm pleased with the way it turned out. I really had a time doing the strands of straw though! Also, orange was a challenging color to mix at first, finding the right combo of red and yellow that didn't look neon. I chose to stay with my favorite earth colors of transparent red iron oxide and yellow oxide. I started the piece by covering the surface of the illustration board with a layer of blue. I like it better than starting out with an all white surface. I'm still thinking about the title.

I'll try not to be so long before I post the next miniature painting, an Italian landscape. Thanks for taking the time to read about my work.

11 comments:

Jane said...

This is one is a fantastic piece and so glad I have seen it in person---the detail is wonderful--its a winner :)

Mona said...

Wow Barbara, love it! Great composition too!

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

This is gorgeous Barbara - and the little green pumpkin hidden amongst the orange ones is a delightful addition!!!

Tatiana Myers said...

Lovely pumpkins, Barbara! Looks like our local "Pumpkin fest" we have here in PA every fall. BTW, maybe it can make a good title ? :-)

Clovie Boy said...

Wow! Looks great, Barbara!

AutumnLeaves said...

I find this piece simply heady, Barb. Come on autumn!!!

Tracy Hall said...

Brilliant!

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Thanks so much everybody. I really appreciate your comments. I am so behind visiting your sites and miss stopping by and saying hello.

Dors said...

Superb work Barbara. Love the little green one it really draws the eye.

DEB said...

I love Karen and Dors, and I see we think alike...just loving that little green pumpkin. I'd call this one "Late Bloomer."

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Hi Dors and thanks!

Thanks Deb. I like that title. It may be the one!